A series of bizarre murders, the victims nearly unidentifiable, forces Steps Craig to match wits with the most cold-blooded killer hes ever encountered.A pair of severed feet, stored in a portable ice chesta cooleris found in the house of a Federal judge in El Paso. The victim is unknown and unidentifiable. The reason the killer went to such troublebreaking into the judges houseand what message he intends to send are both mysteries.Magnus Steps Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Called in on special cases where his skills are especially indispensable, he works as a tracker. Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface better than anyone else. But theres a secret to his success. The Special Tracking Unit is called in to investigate, using Steps special skills to try and identify the victim and track down the killer. Steps has a kind of synesthesia, an ability that allows him to see whatever a person has touched in a unique colorwhat Steps calls shine. His ability is known to only a few peoplehis father, the director of the FBI, and his partner, Special Agent Jimmy Donovan. The Special Tracking Unit soon discovers another, earlier victim; again, only the feet were left behind in an icebox. With few clues besides the body parts left behind, Steps and his team find themselves enmeshed in the most difficult case of their careers. And The Icebox Killer has only just begun....
|Title||:||Whispers of the Dead (Special Tracking Unit #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||325 pages|
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Whispers of the Dead (Special Tracking Unit #2) Reviews
3.5 I read the summary of this, and was drawn to the unique talent Steps has, a rare form of synsthesia. He see, what he calls the shine, on people. Each person's unique color, not an aura but trAils on the ground or things they touch. He and Jimmy belong to a special tracking unit of the FBI, snd they are called into service after a pair of feet are found in a cooler at a judges house.
The first half of the book, as they investigate, trying to put the pieces together, were rather slow. Yet even ...more
There’s a serial killer at work, whose weird signature involves severed feet, delivered in iceboxes to defence lawyers. It’s a job for one of the FBI’s special units – a very special unit, one which comes with an extra-sensory twist. Steps, the lead character, is a tracker. But he doesn’t use forensics or personality profiling – instead he has a paranormal ability to see the unique aura which surrounds every person.
This is the second book in the series, but you don’t need to have read the first ...more
Terrific read. Loved it and am eagerly awaiting the next installment in this great series.
Whispers of the Dead is the second book in a fun series with a unique premise. While it can be read as a stand-alone, I recommend starting with Collecting the Dead, book 1.
Most of the story is written from Steps' perspective, in first person. I really enjoy his character. We get to know him on a personal level, so there is a lot of depth beyond the whodunit mystery. The banter between Steps and his partner Jimmy provides comic relief around the details of the series of grisly murders.
The killer ...more
I love when you find a new series that the characters just feel like old friends as soon as you begin. Such humor, wit & dialogue in stories that would otherwise be very grim make for an addictive read. SK is now on my list of “watch for new releases” author.
Thanks to Minotaur for this copy:)
A federal judge in Texas comes home to a strange cooler left in his house. The cooler contains a pair of severed feet. Magnus "Steps'' Craig and Jimmy Donovan are sent to investigate. They are members of a special FBI group, the Special Tracking Unit. Steps has an unusual gift. He sees people in varying colors, which allows him to see if victims have been killed by the same person because of traces of color left on the bodies. His gift has to be kept secret. And, although his gift helps them in ...more
I couldn’t put this book down once I started it. I’m truly impressed with this book. It was well written, well developed, and it easily brought someone into the story and world of Steps and Jimmy even if they hadn’t read the first book. It was super easy to follow, it kept me on edge and I constantly wanted more about what was going on with IBK. All of the stand-alone IBK scenes were so well-written and suspenseful that I didn’t want them to end, but wanted more of them.
I loved how well develope ...more
I admit that I wasn’t sure for the first few pages whether I’d even finish the chapter, much less the book. There was something about Steps, the main character, that I just couldn’t warm to. He seemed too odd, his language too formal, his relationship with his partner just too weird. But I read a few more pages - and then I was hooked.
FBI agents in a special Tracking Unit, “Steps” Craig and his partner, Jimmy Donovan, are called in on a baffling and creepy case - someone is breaking into judges’ ...more